Financing Social Security: Simulating Different Welfare State Systems for Germany
AbstractIn Germany, there is an ongoing debate about how to increase the efficiency of the social security system and especially its financing. The aim of this paper is to simulate different financing systems for Germany. The introduction of a Liberal British or the Southern Greek financing system increases inequality and poverty, as well as labour supply incentives. The introduction of the Social-democratic Danish financing system decreases inequality of incomes, but does not necessarily lead to less poverty. Tax payments are extremely high, whereas social contribution payments are relatively low leading to mixed incentives effects.
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- Caroline Dieckhoener & Andreas Peichl, 2009. "Financing Social Security: Simulating Different Welfare State Systems for Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 180, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
- C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- H24 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Personal Income and Other Nonbusiness Taxes and Subsidies
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- NEP-ALL-2009-05-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-CMP-2009-05-16 (Computational Economics)
- NEP-EEC-2009-05-16 (European Economics)
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